We couldn’t think of a better way to start the New Year than being named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. 

The programme chooses companies based on their exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and for reflecting the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.  

The ‘Ones to Watch’ for 34 countries across Europe can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com 

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: “We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.” 

He continued: “The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.” 

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: “To be listed as a ‘Ones to Watch’ is a real accolade. At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.” 

We will now have the chance to compete for ‘The Business of the Year Award’ for companies whose annual turnover is €25 million or less and even become overall National Winner in Ireland. If successful, we will then take part in the grand final in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced.

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. For more information about the competition please go to www.businessawardseurope.com.